Yamaha A-S201 HiFi Stereo
Big power and natural sound doesn't get any better value than this. The Yamaha AS201 offers more than most at its price.
100W per channel
With 100W per channel, the AS201 is one of the most powerful amplifiers in its class. Details such as placing the power transformer close to the power amp circuit, for low signal loss, helps the AS201 produce a powerful and dynamic sound. If you've got a larger than average room to fill, or difficult speakers to drive, the AS201 should be your main contender.
Yamaha's 'Natural Sound'
Based on Yamaha's concept of 'Natural Sound', the AS201 has been designed from the outset to sound evenly balanced and realistic. Only with painstaking attention to detail, such as connecting the signal and power grounds at one point to eliminate mutual interference, is this possible. Its higher signal-to-noise ratio means you hear more of the music and less distortion. For an even more detailed, true-to-life sound, the Pure Direct switch bypasses the tone and balance controls.
Plenty of features
Powerful sound is one thing, but where the Yamaha A-S201 really scores is in combining this with an equally impressive range of features. The AS201 comes with a built-in MM phono stage, allowing easy connection of a turntable, plus four other RCA inputs plus an audio output. Two independently switchable speaker outlets are also present for running another set of speakers in a second room.
For an amp that gives you more, the Yamaha AS201 is a powerful bargain.
Published: Jan 10, 2017